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Kristina Kvile

Kristina Kvile

Postdoctoral Scholar


Office Phone: +1 508 289 2980

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WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 33

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


PhD in Marine Ecology, University of Oslo, 2015

Erasmus Mundus MSc in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC), 2011:

University of Algarve, University of Paris 6, University of Azores

BSc in Biology, University of Oslo, 2009

Research Interests

Marine ecosystem dynamics

Plankton phenology and biogeography

Zooplankton population dynamics

Trophic interactions

Arctic oceanography 

Population connectivity

Bio-physical interactions

Climate effects in marine ecosystems



Kvile, K.Ø., Fiksen, Ø., Prokopchuk, I., Opdal, A.F. 2017. Coupling survey data with drift model results suggests that local spawning is important for Calanus finmarchicus production in the Barents Sea. Journal of Marine Systems, 165, 69-76.

Kvile, K.Ø., Stige, L.C., Prokopchuk, I., Langangen, Ø. 2016. A statistical regression approach to estimate zooplankton mortality from spatiotemporal survey data
Journal of Plankton Research, doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbw028.

Kvile, K.Ø., Langangen, Ø., Prokopchuk, I., Stenseth, N.C., Stige, L.C. 2016. Disentangling the mechanisms behind climate effects on zooplankton. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113, 1841–1846.

Pedersen, M.W., Kokkalis, A., Bardarson, H., Bonanomi, S., Boonstra, W.J., Butler, W.E., Diekert, F.K., Fouzai, N., Holma, M., Holt, R.E., Kvile, K.Ø., Nieminen, E., Ottosen, K.M., Richter, A., Rogers, L.A., Romagnoni, G., Snickars, M., Törnroos, A., Weigel, B., Whittington, J.D., Woods, P., Yletyinen, J., and Ferreira, A.S.A. Trends in marine climate change research in the Nordic region since the first IPCC report. Climatic Change, 134, 147-161.

Boonstra, W. J., Ottosen, K. M., Ferreira, A. S. A., Richter, A., Rogers, L. A., Pedersen, M. W., Kokkalis, A., Bardarson, H., Bonanomi, S., Butler, W., Diekert, F.K., Fouzai, N., Holma, M., Holt, R.E., Kvile, K.Ø., Malanski, E., Macdonald, J.I., Nieminen, E., Romagnoni, G., Snickars, M., Weigel, B., Woods, P., Yletyinen, J., Whittington, J. 2015. What are the major global threats and impacts in marine environments? Investigating the contours of a shared perception among marine scientists from the bottom-up. Marine Policy, 60, 197–201.

Kvile, K.Ø., Dalpadado, P., Orlova, E., Stenseth, N.C., Stige, L.C. 2014. Temperature effects on Calanus finmarchicus vary in space, time and between developmental stages. Marine Ecology Progress Series 517, 85-104.

Kvile, K.Ø., Taranto, G.H., Pitcher, T.J., Morato, T. 2013. A global assessment of seamount ecosystems knowledge using an ecosystem evaluation framework. Biological Conservation 173, 108-120.

Morato, T., Kvile, K.Ø., Taranto, G.H., Tempera, F., Narayanaswamy, B.E., Hebbeln, D., Menezes, G.M., Wienberg, C., Santos, R. S., and Pitcher, T.J. 2013. Seamount physiography and biology in the north-east Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea, Biogeosciences, 10, 3039-3054.

Taranto G.H., Kvile K.Ø., Pitcher T.J., Morato T. 2012. An Ecosystem Evaluation Framework for Global Seamount Conservation and Management. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42950.